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Fallout Inside After "Going Clear" Documentary

Discussion in 'Movies, Plays, and Documentaries about Scientology' started by Sindy, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    He's regging himself? Sad if true.
  2. HelluvaHoax!

    HelluvaHoax! Platinum Meritorious Sponsor with bells on


    I didn't read all of this thread, but where did you get that idea?

    I haven't studied the financing deals behind Cruise's last few movies, but I will mention that it is extremely rare that a movie star, director or producer uses their own money to finance a motion picture.

    I don't actually recall any movie that Cruise ever financed.

    Typically, if an actor finances their own film it becomes quite widely written about, such as Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" which he and his company invested $30M for the production and another $15M for the marketing. It is written that he earned several hundred million dollars back from that investment.

    Cruise did once become a minor investor/partner to acquire the legendary movie company United Artists, generally considered a "vanity deal". That deal went bad and Cruise exited the movie financing business and his dream of being able to independently produce/finance his own films.
  3. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    Not my area at all, but, I thought I'd heard that Kevin Costner got heavily involved in the making of "Open Range".

    Maybe not all the money but some of it ?

    Anyway, TC seems to lack the horsepower he once had.
  4. scooter

    scooter Gold Meritorious Patron

    "Going Clear" will be commercially released in Sydney this coming Thursday night.:woohoo:

    In a cinema a short distance from the AOSH ANZO no less - in an adjoining suburb. Many $ciloons won't travel to see it because it's what it is and also the area is a GLBT stronghold demographically.:roflmao:

    But I'm sure there will be a few risking their "eternity" to see what the fuss is about - and maybe even OSA (I'm looking at you, Michael Gordon) will be outside protesting "striking an effective blow against the enemies of the group one has been pretending to be part of despite personal danger." :puke:


  5. randomx

    randomx Patron with Honors

  6. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron

    I just realized we need and "omg! Praying for you" button. So what happened? Did you get called in?
  7. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    How much did she donate?
  8. lotus

    lotus stubborn rebel sheep!

    no Q&A here :biggrin:
  9. Intentionally Blank

    Intentionally Blank Scientology Widow

    Lol - I'll have to add that to my running wish list of buttons ;)

    Hummm..... it must not have been anything too extreme since I don't recall specifics. I think it was about "how can we help you get up the bridge"? It's possible members with bigger bank accounts got hit a little harder.

    Mr/s Blanky has very little disposable income and virtually no credit thanks to a bad cult decision some years ago. If s/he donated anything it wasn't much.
  10. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    I agree with you HH.

    Plus...There were stories going around that TC had been pushing to get monies up front or some such...or a bigger slice of the pie....from Paramount, for his pictures..and Sumner Redstone...the owner of Paramount....turned him down cold.
  11. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    Nice to see " Going Clear " so well received by some many public !

    Wouldn't you like to have a camera on DM while he watched it ?

    No, not a fly on the wall while he watched it as everything in the room got destroyed - LOL !

    You know the twerp HAD to watch it.
  12. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    Last night, out of the blue, I got a phone call to come to the Maiden Voyage event at the org. They have scraped the bottom of the barrel so hard that they've broken through the bottom and are digging in the subsoil underneath.
  13. SPsince83

    SPsince83 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Well, how else are they to break through and get you to realize you need to uprate your status for the good of mankind?
  14. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    Whoa imagine not winning THAT game!!?!!

  15. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    And just around the corner there will be yet another big PR nightmare for the cult.

    If it wasn't for bad news they'd not get any news at all !
  16. SPsince83

    SPsince83 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Cue Albert King:coolwink:
  17. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

  18. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    Are you going to go?
  19. Intentionally Blank

    Intentionally Blank Scientology Widow

    Was that MV we missed last weekend?? Sadly Mr/s Blanky and I were out drinking and dancing and partying with friends. :dancer::party::squirrel:

    Oh please say you did and that we'll have a new recording to listen to over at Tony's! Andreas was just heading for summer re-runs. :roflmao::roflmao:

  20. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    I'm trying to figure out if either you or I are serious about what we posted.